Genetic heart condition treatment

The Genetics Center is the only dedicated inherited cardiovascular disease center in North Texas staffed with a cardiovascular genetics counselor that offers a full range of services for rare genetic heart diseases. This feature is a critical component that differentiates academic cardiovascular genetics programs from general medical genetics centers.

The genetic counselor spends one-on-one time with patients to understand a multigenerational family history. The counselor provides patients with a full explanation of the risks, benefits and limitations of genetic heart condition testing in Plano.

The center staff works closely with surgeons on the medical staff of Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano when evaluating patients whose heart conditions may require surgical intervention.

Genetic heart conditions we treat

Family medical history plays an important role in the accurate diagnosis of certain heart rhythm abnormalities and thoracic aortic syndromes.

Patients are typically referred for suspected or confirmed family-dominant heart conditions, such as:


  • Long QT syndrome
  • Short QT syndrome
  • Brugada syndrome


  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys/Dietz syndrome
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm syndrome


  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Familial dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD)